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Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid at Tribeni was Ancient Vishnu Temple

Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid at Tribeni in Bengal, India was built on a demolished ancient Vishnu Temple in 1298 CE.
Tribeni is a town near Kolkata and was a meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid front view

Inscription on Zafar Khan’s tomb was translated by british office H.Balochman, which read as “Khan the lion of lions has appeared by conquering the towns of India in every expedition and by restoring the decayed religious institutions. And he has destroyed the obdurate among the infidels with his sword and spear and lavished the treasures of his wealth in helping miserable”.
The title Ghazi is given to an Islamic warrior who has slaughtered and destroyed the kaffirs (non-believers).
One can notice hindu temple architecture on entrance doors, walls and pillars.
Details regairding history of Vishnu Temple like who built it and when are still unknown.
British officer D.Money of the Bengal civil services who had met with the Khadims(servents) of Ghazi Zafar Khan’s muesoleum in the year 1847 scanned some of the documents given to him by the Khadims, the documents clearly stated that Zafar Mohamed Khan along with his nephew shah Sufi came from western India to slay the infidels (Hindus) of Bengal and turn them to Islam.
It mentions that Zafar Khan fought and converted local ruler Man Nirapati to Islam.
It was the second battle with the ruler Budheb that the all conquering Ghazi met his fate by having his head chopped off and his torso buried in Tribeni.

Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid East Door Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Mangal Ghat

Mosque’s east door clearly resembles at temple entrance architecture, while the Mangal Ghat is full of designs on temple walls.
Metal pieces in below picture are from Battle Axe of Zafar Khan, which he used to destroy temple walls.
Zafar Khan Ghani Axe Handle

Motifs of Chain and hanging flower on western wall of Masjid.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Chain Flower Motif
Motifs of Chain and Lamp on another wall of Masjid.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Chain Lamp Motif

Broken Temple Pillars were found behind the Masjid.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Broken Pillars of Temple

Door Frame towards north also shows temple architecture and designs.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid North Doorframe

West Chamber of Temple, where one of the temple faces is hidden by bricks.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid hidden West Chamber

Temple doors can be seen on North, South and West sides of this Masjid.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Mirhab Facing North
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Missing North Mirahb
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid North face Temple Door

This Masjid has a wall with the Vedic Anahata Chakra.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Anahata Chakra
Which is also the Shatkona and also represents the cosmic dance of Siva as Nataraja.
shatkona symbol vedic siva star of david

Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid has many such walls which prove that it was once upon a time a Lord Vishu Temple.
The Dasavatar carvings on North wall also proves it to be originally Vishnu Temple.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid North wall collage

Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid West wall collage

Sanskrit inscriptions can also be found on one of the temple walls. Also those walls have stories of Ramayana and Lord Krishna.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid Sanskrit Inscription

There is a tomb at west face of this temple.
Zafar Khan Ghani Masjid West Face

Zafar Khan Ghazi Tomb (right side one) is inside along with two other tombs, out of which one belongs to a female.
Zafar Khan Ghani Tomb

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